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Forum topic by JuckRuckas posted 01-22-2018 03:32 PM 421 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JuckRuckas

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01-22-2018 03:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jobsite jigs jig job site

First off I know you guys will tell me to go get a belt-driven contractor saw with an induction motor. And the truth is I really want one but I have a neighbor that complains about anything and I have no garage. So I pull this thing out in the parking lot and use it. The brushless is much quieter than the 15 amp jobsite table saw from dewalt. Although that has two miter slots and this one only has 1. I know these are designed for jobsite use I am hoping I can get things close and then use a planer. At this point it’s either this or the 15 amps. I have a bunch of 60 volt batteries for other so it just makes sense. One problem I am running into is the non-standard miter slot. Do they make anything to fit these slots? I want to make either a jointing jig or a Crosscut sled or both. Can these be made with these weird miter slots? I think I would rather buy the miter bars made out of aluminum and make a single miter bar sled. If anyone has any other tips on getting better accuracy out of this thing I would love to hear. Thanks guys.

Ps please don’t bash me for my job site saw…i know.


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#1 posted 01-22-2018 04:06 PM


First off I know you guys will tell me to go get a belt-driven contractor saw with an induction motor. And the truth is I really want one but I have a neighbor that complains about anything and I have no garage.

- JuckRuckas

Are you violating any local ordinances or covenants? If you’re working within the rules of the community, ignore the neighbor. That’s ridiculous.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 05:02 PM

First off I know you guys will tell me to go get a belt-driven contractor saw with an induction motor.

Yup, I’m telling you that.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 01-22-2018 07:16 PM

Just not helpful in my current situation.

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#4 posted 01-22-2018 07:43 PM

Is the non-standard feature of the slots the “trough” down the center that is a bit lower than the “shoulders” on each side of the slot? If you would prefer not to make your own runners, would one of these work?

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=65247&cat=1,43455

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#5 posted 01-22-2018 08:13 PM



Just not helpful in my current situation.

- JuckRuckas


Let me try again, what are you trying to build?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 01-22-2018 09:07 PM

Yes that would work!

Im trying to build a few things… coffie table bed frame some sleds and jigs. Ive got a dws780 i have access to if needed. Figured i might be able to hand plane or sand things more square? Idk

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#7 posted 01-22-2018 10:13 PM

If your saw has non standard miter slots, you will have to make your own sled runners. No big deal. just get some maple and rip them to fit your miter slot. I still think that you are going to be disappointed in the performance of your saw for making furniture in the long run and your neighbor may still complain.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 01-22-2018 10:43 PM

I know it’s nothing special but I can also use it for work because I work in construction. And when I get either an apartment with a garage or a house I can buy something bigger and better

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#9 posted 01-23-2018 12:52 AM

Juck: Rockler has a couple of different ones, similar to the LV ones. Search in Rockler for “miter slot runners”.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#10 posted 01-23-2018 08:33 PM

I would suggest getting ear muffs to deaden the sound; not the sound of the saw, but the sound of your neighbor complaining. The only time you would honor his complaining would be if he is a night worker and sleeps during the day. Maybe you could do your cutting when he is at work.

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